Apologies for the lack of activities recently. I have been laid up with a terrible post Christmas cold. Partly because of that my involvement in the law society art group annual exhibition was limited. I managed to deliver my work and sneak in and out to the private view. Here then is my brief run down.
I put in four works. Muscles, Fireplace, The Mill and Glasses.
Can you guess which is which? Well let me tell you. Fireplace is the big multi-coloured abstract one. The muscles is the swirly colours on the dark background. In the bottom left is the Mill and then bottom right Glasses.
Even though I was not present for the hanging I was quite pleased with how they were arranged. Yet again though I learned some interesting and useful things about how to sell and display and art. The standard this year was higher than last year. I have to say I didn't think my work compared very well. This is partly because my style is very different from basically everything else does. Also the work I presented didn't work well as a collective whole.
One of the problems is you have to choose what to submit several months in advance and I didn't really think it through properly. Next year I will choose works that compliment each other. I'm never going to fit in with the tone of the exhibition but it is still nice to have somewhere to exhibit in public.
I need better frames. Some people spend crazy money on frames. Also I priced everything way to high.
The event was well attended. Prizes were given out by the portrait painter Tai Shan Schreinberg who said a number of complimentry things about the exhibition generally. My favourite piece in the show was the above right goache painting of Regent's Canal. I like the composition and the lines.
Particularly impressive were the 3d works of art. I thought the best of them was the one in the top left called bulb. Its a bad photo buts it is a simple and elegant piece. Tai obviously agreed as it won best 3d piece.
William John Mackenzie
I am an artist with a specialism in landscapes and still life. My contact details are here.